swainsona

noun

swain·​so·​na
swānˈsōnə
1
capitalized : a genus of Australian herbs and subshrubs (family Leguminosae) having odd-pinnate leaves and racemes of small variously colored flowers with orbicular standard and twisted wings
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Swainsona see darling pea

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Isaac Swainson †1806 English gardener

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“Swainsona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swainsona. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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